Monday, April 21, 2014: Susan Wolf, Director of the Consortium for Law and Values
Should research participants get back their own results and incidental findings? Debates at the intersection of law, ethics, science & medicine
IAS presents Susan M. Wolf, Founding Chair of the Consortium on Law and Values.
Biobanks and archived datasets collecting samples and data have become crucial engines of genetic and genomic research. But there is not yet consensus on what responsibilities biobanks should shoulder to manage incidental findings and individual research results of potential health, reproductive, or personal importance to individual contributors. Should researchers and biobanks analyze and offer back to research participants the results generated in genetic and genomic research? Who has the responsibility of offering research results to those individuals? Susan Wolf explores this ongoing debate, which rests at the intersection of law, ethics, science, and medicine.
Susan M. Wolf is Founding Chair of the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment and the Life Sciences, a University-wide center at the University of Minnesota. The Consortium combines the multidisciplinary skill and scholarship of its nineteen member centers to conduct research, serve students, and bring the public into essential dialogue on the societal implications of the life sciences.
Cosponsored by the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences. This talk occurred on Monday, April 21, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. in Northrop, Best Buy Theater.